It's only the first race and the Qatar circuit has always produced strung out races. It was a dirty track, with most of the rubber that had been laid down being washed away. Setup's were done for a different time of day etc, many riders are still adjusting to the new tyres. Well done to Casey on his 3rd win in a row at that circuit, and well done for putting in a superior ride. I remember the days when Rossi would do the same thing and people would always say he was putting on a masterclass for the rest. It seems Casey is maturing, and Rossi might be a little shaken up. His post race interview, body language and facial expression said it all really. He couldn't hide how upset he was at not winning that race. And so he should be, because if he was to try for the mental edge over Casey, he needed to wini that one Bad.
Just lets see what happens at the next few rounds as Motegi has held success for both Stoner and Rossi before we start calling MotoGP boring. There is so much more to it than just the on-track antics that makes the anticipation of each race just about unbearable.
As for the rest of the field................... Well, nice one Colin Edwards. 4th place is outstanding, and where did your team mate finish???? I see he new crew cheif is working out for him then. And Dovi! I think Pedrosa will need to put in a super human effort this year or I think we'll see Dovi becoming the number 1 at Repsol. i don't think De Angelis can be blamed for the incident with him and Pedro either. Pedro ran wide, De Angelis went up the inside and there was contact, simple as that.
Not sure how it was all boring. I can't wait for the coming season! It'll be a fight between Casey, Rossi, Lorenzo for sure, with the odd surprise in their mainly from Dovi or Capirossi. Pedro might be up there but I think he will have too many problems with his health to be a serious contender.